End of &amp

SUBMISSIONS CLOSED
&AMP DONE FOR GOOD

&amp is officially shuttering, folks. I, Ryan (btw do you know who I am my girl? if you saw me IRL you'd understand), would like to apologize for some things. I brought all this down on &amp. I thought I was channelling The Good, I thought I was hearing His Voice, but it turns out those messages were just the after effects of a bad can of beans. Hard to get the good ones these days. Cash don't come easy when you're screwing fent into your veins.

But I do believe things will get better someday. &amp will never return, but, with a little luck (and lots of magic), I might one day beat a woman again. In the mean time I'll be stealing your submissions and sending them all off to real magazines. With your help I might scrape by enough for an hour with a prostitute. Or for a rock of crack. But probably more fent.

My final message to you was written up by our very own Atlas (the secret &non!) here:
>https://docs.google.com/document/d/10XHyjES5KLEV6geRObQUttLyzYaZfTM2k5vsyOlpeFw/edit

In it my magical abilities, manipulative tendencies, and total impotence (mental and sexual!) are put on display.

Remember that I loved you all, but not nearly as much as I love myself. And now I hate you. Frickers. Untrustworthy little snipes. You'll fricking miss me!

Wild Man OOOUUUUT!

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  1. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    uhhhh r u okay

    >captcha SADDSN

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'm doing fine my girl

  2. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    The highlights reel:
    >I have magic powers
    >for real I have actual magic powers
    >I'm back on drugs (yesss b***hessss)
    >haven't done shit with &amp since August
    >ate cult leader cum (breddy gud ngl)
    >watched a lady get murdered
    >stabbed a dude to death

    More to come!

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >stabbed a dude to death
      A lie btw lol. gays like this always make shit up to try and darken their gay history. When really he's just a discord troony on crack.

  3. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    were jason's submissions THAT bad?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Jason submitted 437 illustrations titled hipster-loft#.jpg and no writing.

  4. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    this latest development should keep the meme presses rolling for a long time to come. top tier 'ments

  5. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    People who try to channel the voice of YHWH are fricking embarrassing. Why would the next messiah be a pedantic homosexual from IQfy? You're better off speaking as yourself as the god of your own reality. Stop involving people in your fricking problems and cultivate silence in your social life. Only then will you finally hear yourself, and not the cringey shit humanity has provided for millenia.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Kys israelite . Your god is just another low-tier Canaanite god.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        illiterate schizo detected

  6. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    What happened, unironically? I was just going to check the discord server and found out it was gone.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      editor got revealed as a discord troony groomer, also a literal homosexual crackhead who doesn't have enough money for a computer

      /lit/'s very own Helen of Troy.

      lol, maybe to discord people maybe

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        >discord troony groomer
        can someone translate this to the queens fricken english?

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          The editor used Discord, an instant messaging and VoIP social platform that is often used by members of the transgender community, to groom an &amp contributor. Grooming can be defined as the process that an abuser uses to desensitise a vulnerable person, making them less likely to reject or report abusive behaviour. Grooming can happen when there is a power differential within a relationship, which the abuser exploits for their own gratification.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            She manipulated him. Atlas has done this to countless men. At least two of them frequent IQfy. Ari one of them was a frequent collaborator on &amp. When will you troony simps see this?

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            T. Crackheaditor

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Man, how do you actually get embroiled in this stuff. You're collating amateur fiction into a pdf and continually posting it on an imageboard, how on earth do you end up getting into drama like this

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Delusions of grandeur. Delusions in general. They honestly believe they're achieving something of worth by wasting time and effort gatekeeping something that any random thread could achieve on its own without management.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Note that when it looked like &non was about to achieve exactly that, the pigfricker came in to terrorize it, deathly scared that his raison was about to be popped like a snot bubble.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Maybe its the whole idea of "doing stuff" online (e.g. creative original content with peers met from the internet).
            I was thinking about how there aren't any big bands that have formed online versus something like Genesis, which was literally started by some schoolkids. It's always funny to me that these literal who randos who probably picked up their instruments to make hanging out a bit more fun ended up becoming a prog rock band of their stature whilst we have the most developed networking and resources for these kind of things in the entirety of human history at our fingertips and this kind of thing happens instead.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            That's because in reality there are barriers to prevent people acting like ape Black folk whereas online is a chaotic free-for-all that precludes the building of things. It's also because everything comes so easy that people don't appreciate anything nor put real effort into it. Democratization of art is a disease.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            I think it's more the internet being the straw that broke the camel's back. To carry on with the band analogue, if you try to join a band irl and it's obvious you're not playing at a level that the band is at, you're probably going to catch that you're not wanted, even if you turn up to rehearsals and play gigs, just by the sheer physical presence and ticked off glances of your band members. Online however, there's an entirely different interface to pick up on this stuff. If you post your music or playing online there's a barrier of insincerity along with the fact that at the end of the day it is your virtual persona that is judged, not the real flesh and blood instance of you that you realistically attach more of your personage to.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            >They honestly believe they're achieving something of worth
            Hi crab

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            frick off with this crab bullshit. All things like this do is to give people the illusion of progress and prevent them from actually maturing in their craft. It doesn't matter about standards because you're just in this school club mentality and that's where you'll always stay. But I'm the crab for calling a spade a spade. Ridiculous.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            >unironic crabspeak

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            >unironic ragspeak

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            >no u!
            here is the level of creativity a crab exhibits. It really does boil down to jealousy, imagine my shock

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            back to jail with you Ryan

  7. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Who the frick is that Atlas b***h everyone be talking about?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      /lit/'s very own Helen of Troy.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        How does she compare to Ingrid?

  8. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I appreciated what &amp was trying to do, but the cultcha around it felt more twitter than IQfy.

  9. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >tfw I may have been the straw that broke the camel's back
    >tfw I may have played a very miniscule role but it was the pebble that collapsed the dam

    This is a weird feeling.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Elaborate

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        i'm gay

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Well.

        I've been trying to get this book of mine published for a couple of years. It's the first book in a larger story, one that I'm quite proud of. It's sci-fi but it's got a lot of religious and philosophical elements, and also lots of references to other works of great literature.

        I'd been advised to seek out Lamp Standard Press and &amp because they were IQfy based and I have an attachment to IQfy and to IQfy. I've been coming to this site for like 15 years. So I went back and forth with some of the guys from &amp in a thread, and we took it to email via the address on &amp's website.

        Ryan and I exchanged several emails over the course of about a month, and I was initially enthusiastic. This enthusiasm was tempered when I realized it was still basically just going to be Kindle Direct Publishing but with a logo slapped on top, though Ryan did promise a book trailer and a nice cover page, as well as formatting. This was enticing, so I stuck on.

        But then the "&amp is dead" thread, which is still on the board, popped up, and I just got more and more pessimistic about the whole idea. Even if all these accusations against Hartley are a hoax, this is all just way too much drama and bullshit, and I didn't want my book associated with it. This book, and the larger story it's the beginning of, are the work of my life, the story I feel I was born to tell. I got increasingly nervous about entrusting it to an enterprise that, according to that other thread, got consumed with its own internal drama and petty infighting.

        So I emailed Hartley just tonight and told him I was no longer interested in publishing with him.

        And now merely a few hours later the Discord server is gone and &amp seems to be officially dead.

        Like I said, I'm far from the primary cause of all this, and my overall role is small if it even exists at all. But I wonder if me pulling out of wanting my book with Lamp Standard Press wasn't the last straw that made him hit "Frick it."

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          >and a nice cover page
          I wouldn't know about this, man. Before I even knew how unhinge &amp was, I always thought they didn't have very good covers.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            The IQfy Standard covers he posted were especially bad. Anyone who uses AI outside of upscaling deserves to be blacklisted on sight.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            >Anyone who uses AI outside of upscaling deserves to be blacklisted on sight
            My AI art is unironically pretty good, man.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Shut up Jason.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            pretty sure jason and the crackhead editor gay are the same person

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            No clue who that is. I have no relation at all to &amp.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            They were terrible.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          that moron druggie loser gayley as never written a published book in zher's life, why in the FRICK would you entrust your writing to a crackhead moron like that

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            >what is Chicken World?

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            publisher: independently published
            you're a loser gayley

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            It had some reads and discussion going not too long ago along with the other IQfy authors (Nesmer, Reinspects (weird name), et al.), however insignificant that may be - but at least, though some general drama was already afoot, it could be mentioned (positively even) without it immediately being shouted down by the anti-&amp troll (fka the (anti-?)unreal troll, etc.) - - -

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            What the frick are you even saying

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            >NOOOOOOOOO YOU HAVE TO GO THROUGH THE israeli RIGAMAROLE THAT IS THE israeli LITERARY MAFIA CONTROLLING THE PUBLISHING INDUSTRY

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            where's your avatar, Jason?

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            jason you forgot your avatar

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          Try these guys instead
          https://terrorhousepress.com/

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            israeli homosexuals like gaytin, moldbug, and hp israelitecraft? absolutely fricking not

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Oh hey these guys published a short story of mine once!

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          Modern publishing is tragic, man. If you were a gay latino and your book had an enemies to lovers trope your book would get published right away. But instead you have to look up for psychos like Ryan to put a logo on a kindle.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Hey, jason bryan AKA ryan gayley. How you doing homosexual? kek

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            you can easily find a vanity meme press

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          is this your first book?

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            No. I've written several books prior to this one, along with several fanfics of novel length.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          Did you even read the Google Doc in the OP? At the end Atlas says that she deleted the &amp server on Monday night, so I don’t know why you would assume that you had anything to do with it being gone.

  10. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Is &amp the same as Tooky's Mag? Or are they different projects?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      They're two very different beasts, though both creatures are ran by people without the ability to tell good writing from bad. They favor the familiar in spite of all structural flaws and terrible prose, only to reject polished works if they feel too threatening or interesting. Neither have any business putting on the pretense of running a magazine.
      To tell these two apart is easy, however: Amp's editor always has his tongue wrapped around a crackpipe, while Tooky has his fishing for gold up the buttholes of two-bit writers he believes to have clout.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        I like Tooky and his podcast even if I likely won't ever read the books they review. He seems like someone with his shit together and is putting a genuine effort to improve the current literary situation, even if his contribution may not be larger than grain of sand. The homie with the high pitched voice gets insufferable fast though.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          >putting a genuine effort to improve the current literary situation
          Kek

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            I mean, I haven't read his own writing, so I can't comment on that, but reading and reviewing books for free from contemporary authors outside the mainstream does take effort and I appreciate that. I wish they looked for stuff that felt more IQfycore and less twitter/dissident-right though. But I guess that's not what is being written.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            He has no ability to review because he doesn't know the first thing about writing. What good is his reviews when they're just asslicking total talent vacuums like LA whatever-the-frick and cashier Black boy?

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          Tooky fricking sucks at writing

          They're two very different beasts, though both creatures are ran by people without the ability to tell good writing from bad. They favor the familiar in spite of all structural flaws and terrible prose, only to reject polished works if they feel too threatening or interesting. Neither have any business putting on the pretense of running a magazine.
          To tell these two apart is easy, however: Amp's editor always has his tongue wrapped around a crackpipe, while Tooky has his fishing for gold up the buttholes of two-bit writers he believes to have clout.

          Is &amp the same as Tooky's Mag? Or are they different projects?

          I could not care less for Tooky. For as much shitstirring and selfshilling as he does I can’t think of a single contribution he’s made to this board outside of being an errand boy for Unreal when they need someone doxed.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            >mr. clean and wholesome friendlyman is a rotten doxxer too
            There it is.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Pretty sure he was part of the private DM group with Melville, Buckley, Het, Rhyme and LA when they found Atlas’ twitter account. I can’t remember if he contributed to finding it but if he was there then he 100% helped in spreading it.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            >Melville, Buckley, Het, Rhyme and LA
            Who the frick are these people, man? And why are they all involved in so much petty drama? LMAO

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            >And why are they all involved in so much petty drama?
            This is what discord does to people.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Melville and Buckley especially were the instigators of much of what is now thankfully leading to the collapse of Unreal and &amp. Melville created copious alt accounts to impersonate Atlas, and then Buckley posted Ari's face on one of these threads.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Are they zoomers? I always assumed IQfy demographic was millennial, but I can't see someone around 30 being involved in moronic discord drama.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            >your entire personality and habits change instantly the moment your age hits an arbitrary number

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            And are you too mature to spend your time in "moronic discord drama", you fricking moron? Why do you give a frick about how other people decide to spend their time? I bet you're fricking lame. KYS

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Apparently they have their own little troony groupchat that's even more sectet then the Unreal discord server or the &amp server

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Who the frick is Ryan, who the frick is Atlas, who the frick is Tooky, who the frick is Unreal and who got doxxed? I've been using this board for like a decade and only today I learned that apparently there's a whole scene of IQfy celebrities and they all sound unhinge. They have nothing on Jeff Mangum. Now that was a tripgay I liked.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            The whole saga is very fricking gay and you’re at your best avoiding it at all costs.
            The quick rundown is that all of these people are pretending to be e-celebrities and raiding IQfy with their discord server. Every few months this discord clique will splinter and dox one another.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Do they have hot girls?

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            They don't, but Tooky will give your butthole that new car smell again.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            They did until their resident cute girl decided that she was being groomed and outed the owner of the server as a murderer who eats cum to unlock his Buddhist superpowers.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Has it been confirmed that Atlas is hot? Does anyone know what she looks like? I know it was rumored that Ryan shared her nudes with his inner circle, but no clue if it's real or just someone trolling.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            >Ryan shared her nudes
            Uh? I'm curious now.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Ari posted in the last thread calling her a fat Black person and saying he hated her the first day he saw her, so I'm gonna guess that she's ugly. Sounds like she catfished him.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            I bet she's a cute negress but hates herself because she feels she will never be as pretty as a 10/10 white girl.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            I don't think that the post you're referencing was actually written by Ari. You can always identify an Apple phonegay's posts on IQfy because the iPhone keyboard creates an angled apostrophe (’) whereas a PC or an Android phone creates a straight one ('). The post insulting Atlas used an angled apostrophe in the word "you're", so it was clearly made by an Apple phonegay, and looking over these threads it seems like Ari has always posted from a computer or an Android. We already know that Hartley uses an iPhone because of the screenshots that Atlas shared, so my money is on him LARPing as Ari to insult her because he wants to hurt her feelings after she publicly denounced him. Could also be a third party troll. But maybe Ari uses an iPhone on the side and I'm just an overly skeptical weirdo with a tinfoil hat.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            To be honest, I always knew Ari was a good guy. I always rooted for that guy. I hope he and Atlas get the happiness together they so much deserve.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Ari is a massive freegay. The guy even shills for GIMP. There’s no way he doesn’t use Android.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Her face was posted in a bunch of Unreal / &amp threads in the spring so dig it up on Warosu if youre curious. Shes decently attractive but I wouldnt say that shes hot.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Anon, you don't want me to spend my evening searching for a pic that doesn't exist, do you? Because I feel if her face had been posted someone would have posted it in this thread already.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Look in this thread
            https://warosu.org/lit/thread/21991623

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            She's cute, but she also probably would look down on me for being hispanic, so she can go frick herself. Racist b***h.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Now thats a sentence. What a gay world IQfy breeds.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            There's unironically another IQfy discord server and it's the exact same shit, but that one revolved around some b***h called Ingrid instead. What's up with that? I didn't have my IQfybros for simps, but I'm starting to see a pattern.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Ingrid is a sockpuppet of Carpathia by the way. Don't ask me how I know.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            You mean Ingris is Carpathia larping as a girl or that Ingrid will do anything Carpathia tells her to?

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            They are not e-celebrities, you could join their half-dead servers and with decent activity be just as much mentioned in these threads as them. These threads consist entirely of the 20 or 25 people in the discord servers who drag their gay little discordBlack person feeds onto IQfy.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            >mr. clean and wholesome friendlyman is a rotten doxxer too
            There it is.

            Tooky's never doxxed anyone though. That was always the Discord goons from the Unreal Brotherhood.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Tooky has been part of the Unreal discord for over a year now. He is absolutely one of them.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            I feel if Tooky were a bad guy he wouldn't tolerate Gabe. You have to have some kindness to be so patient with someone that naturally annoying.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Ah the infamous guilt by association. Let me check my calendar, I think I must have gone back in time by 10 years.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Yes if you regularly hang out and associate with shitty people you are probably just like them or else their behaviours would repel you.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Tooky's Mag is just a blog for Tooky to post essays wtf are you even talking about accepting or rejecting pieces?

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          That's not how it began.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Tooky fricking sucks at writing

  11. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    LIES. Email submissions have always been THE way for print, and are always open.

  12. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    You're mag died because you forgot to add my submission, and now here you lie homosexual.

  13. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    All you lot can just kiss me arse. &(l)amp published my Freemantle story and that's all that matters. My wife loved it, even though she kicked me out the house hours later for going on a Fosters bender and whizzing all over the brand new sofa. It's only a fricking sofa I told her, calm down sheila. But struth she really knows how to hold a grudge. I miss her so much ooh hoo hoo. Now kiss my arse and I mean it, I'm drunk.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Australians dont drink Fosters nor do we say 'whizzing' or 'sofa'. Also, Fremantle has one e and 'struth' is spelled strewth. You are the imposter, now frick off before I shove a VB stubby in your arse and smash it with a hammer

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Why is it called The Last Free Mantle then? You can't even get the title of your own book right. Kiss my arse.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          Ah true I thought you meant Fremantle in Western Australia, nevermind then you can have that one. But if you insinuate we drink Fosters again I'll bite your face c**t

  14. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    another troon channeling serious c**t energy with this self centered Black person bullshit.
    get banned please

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >get banned please
      mods never ban these threads for some reason

  15. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm ok the discord and have had an ok experience, some people write. But shit like this makes me want to not be associated with IQfy at all. This shit as bad as kiwifarms drama. How many people from the discord are even the ones writing here? Ehy is every single writing community just ass and gay. I joined a IQfy one knowing there would be autism but hoped it would be better than normie servers but this is actually worse and you should all be embarassed.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Not to mention the fact that even if you submit something a group of spiteful losers will immediately jump on it and try to make you feel bad.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        I thought if I participated, it would be a good practice putting myself out there in the face of critique, which can be valuable. The server is generally okay there's just like four morons. There's Ryan the crackhead and then some guy who just constantly goes on and on and on about his traumatic life. And then the whole chat is just Ryan kissing this guy's ass because Ryan wants to publish his novel aka slap a watermark on it and take a % for no work. The server itself is mostly okay but Ryan's drama ruins it and this thread wouldn't even exist without his shitty issues.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          The guy who goes on and on about his traumatic life is some failed MFA cuck named Robert James Cross who is raising his wife’s son.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Why do you do this shit? You're going to reap all of this bad karma one day you rat frick

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            he tells his entire life story on Discord every single day to anyone who will listen. I don’t think he gives a frick about his info being out there, iirc he’s even said before that he couldn’t care less about being doxxed

            Doxing people who trusted you with their information for business purposes will surely win us over.

            Not here for any business endeavors, just a guy who lurks in the server lmao

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            try getting a life

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Doxing people who trusted you with their information for business purposes will surely win us over.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          RJC here,

          I've already told Ryan this over at the &amp chat on the /WritingGeneral/ server, but he has literally been the easiest person to work with. If he is a crackhead then I suggest all of you non-crackheads who aren't publishing or writing start pulling out the Pyrex and the baking soda.

          The guy who goes on and on about his traumatic life is some failed MFA cuck named Robert James Cross who is raising his wife’s son.

          This is true. I am indeed helping raise my wife's son. I've recently introduced him to Goosebumps and the Star Wars: Galaxy of Fear books. His bio dad is still around and we get along well. I had a stepfather and I didn't end up too fricked up. I don't see what harm there is in caring for a child who isn't yours biologically. I feel like it's a projection by those who judge of the love they'd wished they'd have received from their own family.

          he tells his entire life story on Discord every single day to anyone who will listen. I don’t think he gives a frick about his info being out there, iirc he’s even said before that he couldn’t care less about being doxxed

          [...]
          Not here for any business endeavors, just a guy who lurks in the server lmao

          Yeah, being doxxed is the least of my worries. The places I work and go to school already know I have a screw loose and a lot of people know I love IQfy and peruse it.

          Anyway,

          My book, Shards, will be available on Halloween. Pick up a copy and review it. I would love to know everyone's honest opinion of my writing. I am constantly trying to better myself and always looking for ways to improve my craft.

          😉

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Did you actually read the doc that was posted about him itt? A bit fricked that your still supporting him after all this

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            You're*

            And yes, I read some of it. It reads like all hateporn reads. Even if everything that was written in that document is true, which I can almost guarantee it isn't because of my interactions with Ryan over the last few months, it would seem as though all of the publishers and writers before Ryan came along and started &amp were without an ounce of sin or contemptuous behavior.

            I do not judge him. Lest I myself am prepared for judgement.

            I have told him he has dibs on my next book too, which I hope to release next year if it is finished. So, look forward to that Lamp Standard Press release.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            wonder if you'll still feel as strongly towards him when less than 10 people buy your shitty book

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            It would be a great honor for ONE person to buy my shitty book.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            >It would be a great honor for ONE person to buy my shitty book.
            I know you think this is a good attitude to have, but it isn't. It's exactly what's causing you to make these bad decisions instead of doing the work and just marketing the book yourself.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            The drug stuff doesn't originate with the document that got posted by the disgruntled editor. There was a whole thread by Ryan about his drug use and (totally not) beating his girlfriend https://warosu.org/lit/thread/S21870704. It doesn't matter if you don't care about what else the guy does, but this seems more like an act for the sake of saving face and securing your slice of &amp clout.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            What is &amp clout? I thought you said it was dead because the guy running it is a serial drug user and woman abuser?

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            I wasn't the anon calling &amp dead; I was the one talking about how 019 is being edited by the miniMAG guy. Shit, I wasn't even the guy ripping on you about your book or asking you this in the first place. There are 36 IPs in this thread, man. Acting dumb is just a boring way to avoid answering anything.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            I'm in no way acting dumb. &amp is an online lit mag produced by members of a IQfy board. You said I was trying to secure "&amp clout" which I then asked you what exactly that was because I don't fricking know. I stand behind my writing. What the frick does Ryan's activity outside of MY writing have to do with me? Enlighten me.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Stop playing dumb buddy an innocent girl was groomed and harassed by a maniac you’re going to be a part of the lawsuit for this

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            >an innocent girl
            stop pretending atlas is a victim here. pieces of shit reap what they sow

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Is it that you don't know the meaning of the word "clout"? I don't think you're too dense to get the point I'm making: that you're making a safe public siding with the editor because you want to look good. You wouldn't tie your writing to this Lamp Standard thing if you didn't think it served a purpose for you, and you appeared here suddenly to talk about your writing while also defending the editor of &amp. You can at least admit your bias, even if I'm being overly skeptical.

            With respect to Ryan's "activity", again, I wasn't the one grilling you on it initially. I was only saying that your disbelief was misguided, given that Ryan has publicly admitted to similar things in the past (follow that archive link I posted). The truthfulness is something in and of itself (even if some parts of it are obviously contentious), regardless of whether you think it's relevant.

            If you think drug addiction and manipulation are what you want guiding somebody in a leadership role, then you should probably explain your case. If the drug use and financial crime are true, and given the guy's public cult connection, do you seriously think it's a good idea for people to hitch their work (and probably someday profit) to him? Even excluding the manipulation and cult stuff, a fricking drug addict, man. You shouldn't trust a drug addict with a jar of change let alone your fricking novel. Even a bunch of Redditors were keen enough to raise the alarm about the press being a scam, knowing nothing of this dude's "acitivities".

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Why are you so butthurt about this? None of it has been proven and a lot of the shit thats being claimed seems transparently fake. Even if its true and Hartley did manipulate this BPD discord b***h into giving him e pussy then I still don't really give a frick, she should take responsibility for her stupid choices instead of trying to take him down because she's bitter. It's between the two of them and making their private drama public just makes her look petty as hell. I don't care if Hartley does or sells drugs either, Burrows was a druggie and he still wrote top quality kino. Creativity follows its own law. Frick off back to plebbit with your pearl clutching and concern trolling.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Man, I sure as shit wasn't defending Atlas---you can see the manipulation without having to sympathise with her. I gave some clear reasons why people should think twice about working with the guy or associating their work with him directly. Plenty has been admitted by him outright, a lot of other things are substantive, and say what you want about the rest.

            I really hope you're some other anon trolling and not RJC, because you sound like a pathetic sycophant.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            I don't write like that. I wouldn't call someone a "BPD discord b***h" because it sounds stupid. Burroughs was kino tho. Thanksgiving Prayer is a personal favorite.

            I'm not going to feed this thread anymore.

            Buy my book if you want. Don't if you don't. I could care less.

            -RJC

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            I got nothing against Burroughs. Naked Lunch influenced me a lot when I read it. Anyway, best of luck.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            you're a homeless crackhead too poor to own a phone plan, ryan
            'burrows' fricking kek
            you're a loser

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Idk why anyone is doubting the truth of the doc. Ryan has admitted himself (in the Message in a Bottle thread and in his moronic Facebook posts) to using drugs, being in jail multiple times, and abusing women physically and emotionally. Everything in the doc tracks perfectly with what we know of his history and character. The texts shown in the screenshots are his exact writing style too. If you refuse to acknowledge the obvious truth here then you're simply in denial.

            You're*

            And yes, I read some of it. It reads like all hateporn reads. Even if everything that was written in that document is true, which I can almost guarantee it isn't because of my interactions with Ryan over the last few months, it would seem as though all of the publishers and writers before Ryan came along and started &amp were without an ounce of sin or contemptuous behavior.

            I do not judge him. Lest I myself am prepared for judgement.

            I have told him he has dibs on my next book too, which I hope to release next year if it is finished. So, look forward to that Lamp Standard Press release.

            >Even if everything that was written in that document is true, which I can almost guarantee it isn't because of my interactions with Ryan over the last few months

            This makes you look genuinely moronic and naive. Of course Ryan was nice to you and treated you well. He wanted to use your book to further his shitty fake publisher LARP, so it was in his best interests to butter you up. Manipulative and narcissistic people don't just mistreat everyone that they come into contact with 24/7, they're more than capable of putting on a facade in situations where they have something to gain from acting friendly.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            it takes two to tango, and this Robert guy clearly wants to be amp's personal free use butthole. That way he can pass the buck of responsibility when his shitrag inevitably turns blue in the cradle. He is a natural born mark.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            RJC is just playing dumb because he wants lamp standard to promo his shitty looking book

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Hes not playing dumb, he really is dumb if you've seen the way he talks in the server. Guy is a narcissist, only ever joins in on a topic to talk about himself and how it coincidentally relates to his boohoo traumatic life story.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            I'd like to see what his writing is like, because he's bragged about being in Lit Quarterly and Fiction International (the latter I hadn't heard of until he brought it up).

            Regardless, I can't find any PDFs of Lit Quarterly apart from the Fall 2019 edition, so if anybody has it please put up a link. There seems to be a big archive of many of the IQfy publications circa 2021 that one anon was holding on to, but the files in the archive are dead or locked.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EyV86VA_6EcVKnaRZjKKpabbmfEbXCYc/view?usp=drivesdk

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            If you want to read a sample of his work, he had a short piece called “Have@It” published in &amp 018.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            He never shuts the frick up about himself. It's annoying I agree. Perfectly suited disciple to the crackhead.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            RJC?

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Is it that you don't know the meaning of the word "clout"? I don't think you're too dense to get the point I'm making: that you're making a safe public siding with the editor because you want to look good. You wouldn't tie your writing to this Lamp Standard thing if you didn't think it served a purpose for you, and you appeared here suddenly to talk about your writing while also defending the editor of &amp. You can at least admit your bias, even if I'm being overly skeptical.

            With respect to Ryan's "activity", again, I wasn't the one grilling you on it initially. I was only saying that your disbelief was misguided, given that Ryan has publicly admitted to similar things in the past (follow that archive link I posted). The truthfulness is something in and of itself (even if some parts of it are obviously contentious), regardless of whether you think it's relevant.

            If you think drug addiction and manipulation are what you want guiding somebody in a leadership role, then you should probably explain your case. If the drug use and financial crime are true, and given the guy's public cult connection, do you seriously think it's a good idea for people to hitch their work (and probably someday profit) to him? Even excluding the manipulation and cult stuff, a fricking drug addict, man. You shouldn't trust a drug addict with a jar of change let alone your fricking novel. Even a bunch of Redditors were keen enough to raise the alarm about the press being a scam, knowing nothing of this dude's "acitivities".

            And to tack on a little further: this is the sort of situation where, if this were a friend or a family member or a colleague, you ought to be saying "hey, get some fricking help", not "hey, can you pick a font for me?" Something like "don't loan him money", not "here's my manuscript."

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            RJC here,

            I've already told Ryan this over at the &amp chat on the /WritingGeneral/ server, but he has literally been the easiest person to work with. If he is a crackhead then I suggest all of you non-crackheads who aren't publishing or writing start pulling out the Pyrex and the baking soda.

            [...]

            This is true. I am indeed helping raise my wife's son. I've recently introduced him to Goosebumps and the Star Wars: Galaxy of Fear books. His bio dad is still around and we get along well. I had a stepfather and I didn't end up too fricked up. I don't see what harm there is in caring for a child who isn't yours biologically. I feel like it's a projection by those who judge of the love they'd wished they'd have received from their own family.

            [...]

            Yeah, being doxxed is the least of my worries. The places I work and go to school already know I have a screw loose and a lot of people know I love IQfy and peruse it.

            Anyway,

            My book, Shards, will be available on Halloween. Pick up a copy and review it. I would love to know everyone's honest opinion of my writing. I am constantly trying to better myself and always looking for ways to improve my craft.

            😉

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Try coming up with a name that wasn't already used by BEE this year

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Thoughts on the doc

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            That cover is heinous.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            it's ass and i say this as someone who doesn't give a frick about any of whatever drama this thread is

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Obviously trying to rip off Robert Anton Wilson with the font as well as Bret Easton Ellis for the title. Creatively bankrupt.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            It's not just that. It's poorly made all around.
            >text is completely fricked with unintentional overlaps and near overlaps creating awkward negative space.
            >ROBERT JAMES CROSS haphazardly merging into itself is done very poorly. No attempt was made to make it mesh.
            >SHARDS text is very clearly just 3 layers of the text stacked on top of one another. Lazy implantation of an already less than stellar effect
            >white splatter clip art was clearly intended to be used at a much lower resolution. Harsh jaggies all over. Remember kids, just because it's a vector doesn't mean it should be blown up.
            >background is AI generated and blown up well beyond its intended resolution
            0/10. See me after class. Don't show up high on meth this time.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            RJC here,

            I actually created the background using stock images. So no, it isn't AI generated. The trailer has AI elements but I signed off on it because I think it looks great. I also dig what Ryan did with the font because we both dig the old Stephen King books. He's a huge influence on me and on the book. The book is about a Vietnam Vet who goes to Las Vegas after the war to fight a supernatural brood of hookers. It's directly influenced by The Stand which is my second favorite piece of writing after The Divine Comedy. The book is nonlinear though and I change forms constantly. That part is influenced by Mark Z Danielewski's Familiar series and Arno Schmidt and probably a wealth of other writers I've read throughout the years who frick with form. I don't claim any sort of originality. This is my first book and the longest piece of writing I've ever done. I'm used to writing short forms so this is new to me. I hope whoever reads it enjoys it. I'm not trying to become the next big name in writing. I make a fine living teaching. Ryan seems to be doing right by my work and again, I'm not connected with anything beyond Lamp Standard Press. Any threats of lawsuit or what have you sounds to me like straw grasping by desperate and hurt peoples.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            If you can't see why using the Stranger Things font without permission is an issue then you are beyond help.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Ha! Judging a book by its cover. 😉

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            >Ryan seems to be doing right by my work
            poor judgement ranks among the highest of your numerous flaws

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            >'LAMP STANDARD PRESS' sprawled in huge font across the bottom
            This is an aesthetic failure on almost every level. You pose as some kind of giant around here then put in less than the bare minimum of effort when it comes time to actually do the work. This is the very definition of a LARP and all you do is give everyone on this board a bad name.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            >'LAMP STANDARD PRESS' sprawled in huge font across the bottom
            I could forgive even that if there weren't such blatant issues with the kerning. For example:
            >Where the L meets the A in LAMP
            >P and the R is PRESS
            >E and S in PRESS
            Just shoddy amateur work. You're expecting people to pay money for this man.

            Speaking of expecting people to pay money. RJC, were you aware that ITC Benguiat is not a free to use font? Do you think Hartley licensed the Stranger Things font with his own money?

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            RJC here,

            I've already told Ryan this over at the &amp chat on the /WritingGeneral/ server, but he has literally been the easiest person to work with. If he is a crackhead then I suggest all of you non-crackheads who aren't publishing or writing start pulling out the Pyrex and the baking soda.

            [...]

            This is true. I am indeed helping raise my wife's son. I've recently introduced him to Goosebumps and the Star Wars: Galaxy of Fear books. His bio dad is still around and we get along well. I had a stepfather and I didn't end up too fricked up. I don't see what harm there is in caring for a child who isn't yours biologically. I feel like it's a projection by those who judge of the love they'd wished they'd have received from their own family.

            [...]

            Yeah, being doxxed is the least of my worries. The places I work and go to school already know I have a screw loose and a lot of people know I love IQfy and peruse it.

            Anyway,

            My book, Shards, will be available on Halloween. Pick up a copy and review it. I would love to know everyone's honest opinion of my writing. I am constantly trying to better myself and always looking for ways to improve my craft.

            😉

            >it's actually the Stranger Things font
            Holy frick Hartley.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            I think the tight/overlapping kerning can work sometimes, e.g. in the Suhrkamp covers that used Times Modern (even '&a' in the &amp logo has some overlap), but here I agree that, it isn't so much bad, as it just isn't a very good aesthetic vision. Same goes for the Stranger Things/Kill Bill type. To be really bad, obviously selfpublished anticovers is one thing; to try to be good and present itself as such, and fail, is another. The overall &amp magazine design style is hit or miss, arguably dated but commendable he stuck by it. We'll see if this gets better.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            >We'll see if this gets better.
            It won't.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >This shit as bad as kiwifarms drama
      This sound obvious in retrospective, but I unironically thought that most people in IQfy were somewhat normal. Not normies by any means, but people you can have a normal conversation with, not unhinge kiwifarm tier morons.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Anon, the people you can hold a conversation with will stay here on the board, the unhinged morons are the ones who hop onto discords.

  16. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I swear this kind of thing never happened or at least not with this frequency until Discord was invented. It was the final nail in the coffin for the internet. It's hard not to believe it was intentional.

  17. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >think I should leave server to avoid drama
    >Realise every single community or server will probably have similar drama, they just don't have external threads
    >Every ounce of professional networking as a writer is going to be exactly like this
    >Insane project leaders grooming staff and community members shitting on each other in private is actually totally normal and will be the same no matter what community I join or who I network with professionally
    >These issues only get worse as one gets successful because the scale of power of the person doing the harassment amounts to more than just some shitty zine

    Bros...this is it....this is what we are all in for, forever of we wanna actually network and get our name out there and interact with communities and publications and organisations. 80% of projects and punishing organisations out there are probably lead by someone just like Ryan

    How grim. Guess that's the price we will pay if we want to be popular writers bros.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      No. Functional well adapted people do not act like this.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Ever had a shitty boss? Or a shitty manager or coworker? This is the exact same thing and 99.9% of people in every job deal with these same kinds of morons to varying degrees. "functional well adapted" people are not the ones out there making massive projects because they're not greedy for the status it brings.
        You wanna bet the execs at major publishing houses don't act exactly like all this shit, just under the table?

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          Dude shut the frick up, you know little to nothing and you're making the rest of the world out to be a bogeyman to make yourself feel better about being a loser who is going nowhere. No, you are wrong. End of story.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Its ok anon I forgive you I wouldn't expect a sheltered NEET to know what it's actually like to work under a shitty boss like most of the working population who has been continually taken advantage of by managers and higher ups.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            *shrugs* I am in the industry and I know you aren't. But continue to make yourself feel better. It's because you live this way that you can't make it.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Hope your boss sees this bro I'm sure he will be glad you're kissing his ass even online

            Most people who work have shitty upper management and congrats if you happen to be the exception but don't pretend the world of employment isn't ass.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          You're no wrong. Cliques like these happen everywhere and they are always made by the same kind of people: psychopaths who know there's strength in ruling over their own little mafias, and unmeritorious people who know they can't make it in their own so they join a clique and climb by bullying those in the out-group. Regular well adjusted people usually don't play these type of games but if they are successful then they are tacitly accepted by the in-group and while they will be generally nice to everyone and won't participate in the bullying to the out-group, they also won't do anything to stop it either.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah this seems just like any kind of workplace drama to me. See just have the benefit of anon posting.

  18. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    It's loser pride, very common to the unemployed.

  19. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Making a lot of money and "in the industry" yet you're still here arguing with a moron. You aren't any better kek. Enjoy the taste of ass.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Ah the infamous, "you are here with me therefore you are just as big as loser as me" fallacy.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah that's the point. We are all losers here because you can talk about "being in the industry" or making a lot of money all you want and no one is going to believe it just like no one is going to believe my dad works at Nintendo. You aren't above anyone else here due to any outside status you may think you have, because you can't really prove it. So the fact is you're a moron just like the rest of us, and you can pull the "I'm in the industry and you're not" card as much as you want but no one believes it.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          The fact remains that I am making money so whether you believe it or not is inconsequential. Get it yet?

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            You're not you when you post here troony, you're anonymous. You're the one who doesn't get it.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            But you're the one who gets to decided what the anonymous group think is, right?
            Frick off, loser.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Nope, I'm just saying you don't get to claim your status from the real world. It doesn't count here. Discord works different to IQfy.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            I can claim whatever I want. Sorry but you don't get to spread your bogus theories about a world you've never interacted with without getting fact checked.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Not him. More than one person in here caught the whiff of your loser stink.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      I just like coming here to laugh at all the writers wannabe losers who think they are better than the people who are actually in the industry making good money doing what they love. And you know what? Maybe you're a better writer than many of us (I seriously doubt it though), but even if that were the case, it doesn't mean jack shit, because you don't know how to navigate social relationships. If you want to make it then you will have to kiss some ass, and there's nothing wrong with this. It's just like being back in high school. Do you want to be one of the popular kids or one of the losers?

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah that was my entire point. My entire post was talking about how we as writers are going to have to navigate drama and kiss ass if we want to be successful. Its fair to say that sucks in a few words.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          If you think you're too good to kiss a few asses to make it then don't. Simple as. Personally I'd rather be a winner than a loser, but that's just me.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah it's a sad reality. People in this thread freaking out about server drama as if it's the biggest happening of the year are going to be shocked hen they realise this same stuff happens everywhere.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            kiss my arse arvo

  20. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Threads about Ryan need to be banned. He's a lolcow and soaking up the attention. This second thread was probably made by him. If these threads aren't stopped I can guarantee there will be a new one every single time it maxes out because he will ensure it, thinking it's good exposure

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Let him. Lolcows who try to farm attention always get more than they're asking for.

  21. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Sometimes I see shit like this and feel like a fricking alien. I've never texted anyone so much, not even my wife or my closest friends. Who has the time or energy for all this?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Who has the time
      an unemployed homeless serial predator like Hartley

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        You have to admit that Ryan Hartley is a pretty cool name. If I was named that I would also be living like that. It has a Max Power ring to it.

  22. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >&AMP DONE FOR GOOD
    Thank god.

  23. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >*shrugs* I am in the industry

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Who is &amp/unreal doxing this time?

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        that's F. Gardinero

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Post it again and you'll be sorry. Actions have consequences and it's about time you learned that.

  24. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >editor seeking submissions via Reddit
    www.reddit.com/user/LampByLit/
    www.reddit.com/r/selfpublish/comments/17ebp9k/comment/k62grv0/
    Isn't this kind of shilling to outsiders what killed Lit Quarterly? Provided Redditors actually submit, considering he got called out as a shill and a scam in another post, and they really dislike the IQfy association.

    This came up when searching for RJC, so don't call me a gay.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      lmfao, even redditors hate him. i think what killed IQfy quarterly was a bunch of desperate pajeet academics submitting

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        That and he tried to put it up behind a pay wall and was surprised when no one from IQfy bought into it. Immediately soured the taste for the quarterly on the board.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          Why are all you frickers so cheap? Your not entitled to free art

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Freart only has one e. Kiss my arse.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Everyone on IQfy is broke and allergic to spending money

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Why should I spend money on amateur writing?

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            It's no different to professional writing. It becomes professional only once you're selling it.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            It's different in the fact that it sucks dick lmao

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah so that's why you make the choice not to buy it

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Lit Quarterly gets a pass because they actually vetted and paid for writing. Anything where the author isn't being paid is still amateur writing.

  25. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Its been an year since I've been browsing this board and I still don't understand what this amp thread is about.

  26. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Literally who?

  27. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    If your writing sucks shit and you got paid for it you're still an amateur

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      There are good amateurs and bad professionals. Being a professional writer is just writing to make money and succeeding at that to some non-negligible degree

  28. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Where do you think we go from here? Do you think the editor will ever actually come back and finish &amp 19, or do you think he's just gonna slink off with his tail between his legs? Should someone else take over &amp and try to rebrand it? If it doesn't come back there will be a huge void in the scene to fill

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      019 is being edited by the miniMAG guy, and it sounds like &amp editor has no real role in it. Talking about brand at all with respect to IQfy or IQfy is gay, and there doesn't need to be a permanent "IQfy magazine" (though let me call attention to the fact that this is now being shilled on Reddit of all fricking places

      >editor seeking submissions via Reddit
      www.reddit.com/user/LampByLit/
      www.reddit.com/r/selfpublish/comments/17ebp9k/comment/k62grv0/
      Isn't this kind of shilling to outsiders what killed Lit Quarterly? Provided Redditors actually submit, considering he got called out as a shill and a scam in another post, and they really dislike the IQfy association.

      This came up when searching for RJC, so don't call me a gay.

      ). IQfy is way too small of a place to host a permanent writing project, and letting anything drag on too long clearly gives way to the annoying namegayging and Discord-elite "leadership" that you see with Unreal and &amp. I think Unreal at least has good sense for taking it slowly (deliberately or not) and not playing too hard on acting like representatives of IQfy, plus they seem to pull from an interior pool of writers.

      There should be a project when there's enough interest and will to do it, and when either one of those fades the project should go with it. &amp clearly struggles to gain submissions, and the longevity of it has not made the quality any better while inviting all sorts of shit. &amp is stuck trying to be something "bigger" and lacks any real spontaneity. It's also incredibly ugly to see the clear turn towards trying to be a business or cult or other sort of money and work sink.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        >019 is being edited by the miniMAG guy
        Source?

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          I swear it's come up on here before, but I can't figure out where it was said explicitly. Atlas' shit has parts that talk about it, but I also emailed him to ask what's up and he told me he's guest-editing and still working on it.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Discord. No one has heard from minimag anon since Atlas dropped the texts.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          He emailed me yesterday, you tard. And he put up another issue of miniMAG that same day.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          Someone claiming to be him made
          a long post in the last thread giving Atlas advice about how to deal with Ryan. I don't think it was really him though, because whoever it was seemed really familiar with the Canadian legal and police system and I know miniMAG anon is a burger. I'd be curious to hear his actual take on all of this.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            i suspect it was actually ari who posted that advice for her which is ironic on multiple levels. all of this drama is full of weird parallels

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            No way he'd ever give her advice, he fricking despises her. I bet he was stoked to find out Ryan was giving her a taste of her own medicine

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            you sound like ryan

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Twisted that he ended up recommending the same tactics he used against her

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        So minimag is still collabing with amp even after the editor was exposed? shady

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          what is this twitter or something? who gives a frick

  29. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Editor anon here just want to shout the out the breaking news not only are we releasing Robert Cross’ book but Lewis Woolston’s novel will be released shortly after.

  30. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    LAmp press can’t be stopped cross will be released then Woolston who’s next starting a dynasty here you seem stupif

  31. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    lol
    lol
    lol
    lol
    lol
    Nothing of value was lost you pretentious fricks

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      this

      https://i.imgur.com/V67kJiG.jpg

      SUBMISSIONS CLOSED
      &AMP DONE FOR GOOD

      &amp is officially shuttering, folks. I, Ryan (btw do you know who I am my girl? if you saw me IRL you'd understand), would like to apologize for some things. I brought all this down on &amp. I thought I was channelling The Good, I thought I was hearing His Voice, but it turns out those messages were just the after effects of a bad can of beans. Hard to get the good ones these days. Cash don't come easy when you're screwing fent into your veins.

      But I do believe things will get better someday. &amp will never return, but, with a little luck (and lots of magic), I might one day beat a woman again. In the mean time I'll be stealing your submissions and sending them all off to real magazines. With your help I might scrape by enough for an hour with a prostitute. Or for a rock of crack. But probably more fent.

      My final message to you was written up by our very own Atlas (the secret &non!) here:
      >https://docs.google.com/document/d/10XHyjES5KLEV6geRObQUttLyzYaZfTM2k5vsyOlpeFw/edit

      In it my magical abilities, manipulative tendencies, and total impotence (mental and sexual!) are put on display.

      Remember that I loved you all, but not nearly as much as I love myself. And now I hate you. Frickers. Untrustworthy little snipes. You'll fricking miss me!

      Wild Man OOOUUUUT!

      frick off forever

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      why is she making the ntr face

  32. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    the more symbols the better.
    the more neologism the better.

  33. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >When Ryan was dealing drugs in Clearwater BC last year, he was accessory to a murder. He stood there and watched his drug supplier choke a woman to death, and did nothing to intervene.
    lolwut?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      That part fricked me up too. Idk whether or not to believe her

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        I believe her. I don't see any reason for her to make something like that up

  34. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    this talentless zero comparing himself to Burroughs is the most egregious crime yet.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      i liked how the nig spelled it as 'burrows'

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Probably because he's never even read him, just knows that he used drugs then thinks that makes them equals. The usual pseudery.
        They do have another thing in common though, which is that they both take it up the ass

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          lel

  35. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    lol. lmao even

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      trash

  36. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Shards
    What's your next book called? American Psycho?
    Fricking dipshit.

  37. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Bet you're glad you signed up with this 'Publishing House' instead of actually moving your ass to market your crappy book, huh Rob?

  38. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Woolston's book will be dropped shortly after Robert's. We are crusaders on a mission and nothing can stop us. My book is third. The Father: Robert, The Son: Lewis, The Holy Spirt: Ryan (me)

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Oh shit did he already finish the novel he was planning?

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        not sure but we are in talks to publish it after Roberts he is excited about it and it will be huge for us to switch over to the publishing side. Our three lined-up releases are Robert, Lewis, then me. Basically the Beats 2.0

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          Best of luck brother

  39. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    The book is titled "Kiss My Arse: The Last Free man" and it details Woolston's trek across the outback finding people to kiss his arse after his wife kicked him out the house for huffing gas.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Lies Lies Lewis put in good work and is a great writer. Stay jelly fake fan there's a whole fanbase impersonaiting him and none for you. What do you have to say about that. Look at all the hate 3 bold men like us get, fans galore. Now keep promoting me we only love it

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Kiss my arse and I mean it. This arvo I got into another fight with my wife whom I love so much and now I'm sitting on the park bench. Ooh hoo hoo. I'm gonna rape your arse with a broken Vic Bitter stubby if you don't stop it. I'm buggered.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        I'm sick of you little shits impersonating me

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          Pucker up and kiss my arse

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          You're not Woolston, I am! Frick you frick you frick you and I mean it.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Pucker up and kiss my arse

            You're a bloody pain in the arse and my arse is still sore from last arvo, now kiss my arse I'm a damn good writer and I mean it

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            [...]

            You're a bloody pain in the arse and my arse is still sore from last arvo, now kiss my arse I'm a damn good writer and I mean it

            kiss me arses both a you frick wheres me fosters

  40. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >I'm mad and I NEED this thread to hit bump limit
    gb2 reddit shartley

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yea I've been slandered left and right it's shite man but anyway Robert, Lewis, and Ryan the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Sorry Atlas I still love you Sorry Ari I love you too. I'm just a loving guy today I love you all

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Did Robert and Lewis earn those titles through drinking your semen or was that more of a recreational activity?

  41. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    The rest of you can kiss my arse and frick you.

  42. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I twisted me neck this arvo kissing Ryan's arse... frick you and I mean it

  43. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    At this point I'm pretty sure &amp is over. I'm still sticking around hoping for the best-of to release, but that's looking increasingly unlikely as well.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Has anyone actually heard from the editor since everything went down last week? This thread was obviously made by a troll

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        I just talked to him a few hours ago. &amp is alive and well. He's banned right now and can't see anything or reply to anything so whoever is pretending to be him is doing a poor job of it. KRH will be back very soon. Believe that.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          Proof?

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous
          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            what are you hiding pussy

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Post the uncensored version homosexual

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            He’s the laughingstock of this board. If he has any common sense he’ll stay gone

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          I've never heard of a IQfy ban where you're blocked from viewing the site. Is he being banned for shilling or what?

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Scratch that, I just remembered the two threats that got deleted from the thread with the reveal doc. I'm gonna guess that those are what he got banned for.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Why would he threaten himself? The frick?

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Nah, looks I mis-read that. Some idiot was threatening the editor I guess. The bottom one happened earlier anyway.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      The best of has been canceled. Its not happening anymore

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Hartley isn't in this thread and can't see it. You're posting bullshit and lies. Best Of, The Anthology, and #19 are still on the table.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          No the best of is canceled. Ari was in charge of it (not Hartley) and I heard he ragequit

    • 4 months ago
      cur

      The best of has been canceled. Its not happening anymore

      No the best of is canceled. Ari was in charge of it (not Hartley) and I heard he ragequit

      I've got all the pieces formatted, and now I'm placing them in order. Lots of second-guessing, and admittedly this has been the part I've been dreading. I have a working list of how I plan to order everything, but there will probably be tweaks once I see everything in place. Small edits will be done once I've got everything in their final order, though I've done a few passes already and tend to fix things as soon as I see them.

      Everything should be formatted correctly for putting it up on a printing platform (going with Lulu), so hopefully that process won't add much more time. It'll go up with a $0 margin, and the print cost should hopefully be relatively low given that it's in black and white.

      I've also been working on a simple website (to be hosted via github.io, which'll mean no hosting costs and fewer worries about it going down) where I'll put up a download for the PDF and a link to the print option. That'll probably be a single page with a few demo images shown, and the final file should be small enough (~40 MB) to host on GitHub directly, though I'll see about getting copies on Archive.org (and maybe LibGen). Long-term I might try hosting text copies online on the same site, but that's not too important.

      Hartley isn't in this thread and can't see it. You're posting bullshit and lies. Best Of, The Anthology, and #19 are still on the table.

      Hartley isn't the one doing the best-of. It's not an official &amp thing, just a bunch of pieces from 001-014 that got selected by anons last year and which I've since been compiling.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Why did you make that “&amp: The End” thread? Kind of fricked up of you

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          Obviously because he hates Hartley for teaming up with Atlas and wanted to troll him as revenge.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          That was Ari? How do you know? Hartley was going around telling people on Discord that Atlas did it

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Would be really fricking pathetic if she did. Like, really b***h?

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Ari admitted to it in the epilogue thread, he called it his magnum opus

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        no one is going to write to your gay ass discord web blog anymore homosexual, and every single thread ITT will be filled with gay ass homosexualry about the crackhead homosexual editor who doxxed himself with a arrest record post about crack
        hope this helps

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        post more teasers they're always cosy

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          frick off back to discord cuck
          you 'people' and your internet newsletter are fricking lol

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            He posts them here anon... they look cool.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            no one thinks this except your discord homosexual friends

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            >DONT MAKE STUFF (that i cant be a part of)
            lol

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Doesn’t sound like he wants to be a part of it, lmao

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            >doesnt sound like i want to be part of it
            t. wants to be part of it

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            (crackheadittor desperately trying to save the flaming dumpster pile called amp)
            would have been a lot easier had you not doxxed yourself on here with your government name in canada for a crack cocaine charge

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            >f5'ing this thread because you aren't interested in it
            who are you trying to fool? lol

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            >everyone is the same person on IQfy
            your crackhead e zine is on the front page homosexual
            would have been a lot easier had you not doxxed yourself on here with your government name in canada for a crack cocaine charge

  44. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Has anyone talked to Atlas since all of this went down? I hope she's alright

  45. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >writes so poorly that ragtag IQfy squad wont publish you
    >go literally insane

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      so true senpai, i'm atm rushing to send writing to a crackhead homosexual in canada

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Just post it here, threads count as submissions.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          Already sent it to editor Kenneth, hope no crack today

  46. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    sage

  47. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    So if this shitstain is dead on the floor - what magazines are decent to work with? Frick you if you suggest Terror House.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Great question seconding. You can always submit to quarterlies.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      what's wrong with Terror House?

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        I’m straight.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        run by a fat bald gay too wimpy to stand up to antifa

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          Lol humiliating. As bad as Hartley, that display.

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